June 15, 2012

News Briefs June 15, 2012

Changes of command

310th FS

Lt. Col. Todd Murphy, 310th Fighter Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Jon Wheeler at 8 a.m. today in Bldg. 913.

56th MDSS

Lt. Col. Scott Suckow, 56th Medical Support Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Gregory Coleman at 10 a.m. today in the Navy Operational Support Center Drill Hall. Due to the ceremony, some delays in patient services should be expected.

56th CONS

Lt. Col. Tommy Gates, 56th Contracting Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Quoc-Nam Nguyen at 2 p.m. Monday in Club Five Six.

56th EMS

Lt. Col. Dominic Clementz, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Jeffery Campbell at 7:30 a.m. June 22 in Hangar 485.

56th AMXS

Lt. Col. James Upchurch, 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Maj. Jason Mitchell at 7:30 a.m. June 27 in Bldg. 431.

756th AMXS

Lt. Col. Timothy Trimmell, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. James Upchurch at 8 a.m. June 28 in Hangar 913.


AETC command chief call

Chief Master Sgt. James Cody, Air Education and Training Command chief, will hold an enlisted call at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Randolph Air Force Base theater. For those not in the San Antonio area, follow the chief on Twitter at #AETCChief or on Facebook at AETC Command Chief Master Sergeant for live updates from the call.


TRICARE Plus enrollment

The Luke Air Force Base Outpatient Clinic is accepting applications from TRICARE For Life beneficiaries who would like to enroll in the TRICARE Plus Program and want to be assigned an on-base primary care manager. Registration closes Aug. 31. For more information, call the beneficiary and counseling assistance coordinators at (623) 856-3079. 


Home buying seminar

The Luke Air Force Base Housing Management office and Airman and Family Readiness Center will feature a home buying seminar for military members, retirees, Defense Department civilians and their families. Attendees will learn the benefits and how to obtain a VA loan and the financial aspects of home buying. The class is 9 to 11 a.m. June 27 at the A&FRC, Bldg. 1113. For more information or to sign up, call Mr. Marks at (623) 856-7643.


Back pain prevention month

A back pain seminar is 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21 and 28 in the Combat PT Center. For more information or to sign up, call Marlyn Shults at (623) 856-5902.

Free massages will also be given 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 in Bldg. 1130, just pass the main pharmacy. Enter to win a one-hour massage gift certificate. To make a reservation or for more information, call Sunny Hayes at (623) 856-7531.


Road closure advisory

The Maricopa County Department of Transportation has temporarily closed Northern Avenue between Litchfield Road and Dysart Road to accommodate new concrete box culvert installation. During this time, Litchfield and Dysart roads will remain open. Glendale or Olive avenue may be used as an alternate route. Northern Avenue is scheduled to reopen by 5 p.m. July 3.


Thrift shop closing

The thrift shop is closed for the summer and will reopen at 10 a.m. Sept. 12.

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